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#1 2013-04-21 21:39:38

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
Posts: 448
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Spring freedom

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/s_buttivant/003.jpg

http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/s_buttivant/007.jpg

Finally the snow is gone and the sun is out.   Here are just a few of the birds finally being able to enjoy their freedom, despite having to share their yummy finds with the dogs :)  My one Pyrenean Shepherd bitch won't take any nonsense from any of the roosters!  She's fearless!

I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of a few more EO hens and a new roo from Quebec.  My friend there attended the local chicken sale and picked me up some new young EO birds supposedly from the original Canadian flock/breeder, Eric Rivard (sp?).  Hopefully they will help with a little more genetic diversity


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#2 2013-04-22 00:19:04

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
Posts: 839

Re: Spring freedom

Ok, i really need one of those dogs, so cute!  The chickens look happy to be outside!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#3 2013-04-22 00:19:19

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2012-05-01
Posts: 214
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Re: Spring freedom

I'm liking those two handsome lads in the back! Your flock shows a lot of the same color variations that I'm beginning to see in mine. They are lovely =D


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#4 2013-04-28 11:43:44

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
Posts: 448
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Re: Spring freedom

Micah and Kiah wrote:

Ok, i really need one of those dogs, so cute!  The chickens look happy to be outside!

The dogs are very handy with the chickens.  They are Pyrenean sheepdogs and often help me to round up with chicks or pullets.  You can see more pics on my web site.


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#5 2013-04-28 11:53:51

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-03
Posts: 448
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Re: Spring freedom

riverbendfarm wrote:

I'm liking those two handsome lads in the back! Your flock shows a lot of the same color variations that I'm beginning to see in mine. They are lovely =D

I wish you lived closer then, Riverbend Farm!  I would give them to you as they are headed for the soup pot.  My "good" rooster isn't in the picture.  He hasn't the black on his chest or the white feathers in his tail and he also seems to have a little better character than my present top roo. 

The dark hens are the Ameraucanas, and the mottled mille fleur coloured EO hens are my older hens.   I'm planning my next hatch to be from my young roo, all the fawn hens and the new EO arrivals from Quebec.  I'm looking forward to that.  Always lots of fun!:chook:


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#6 2013-04-28 12:29:20

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Spring freedom

My girls are still "cooped up" so to speak. Our snow finally melted (all except for a few of the biggest snow banks) this weekend but unfortunately the pen on the new barn is not build yet so most of my girls will be stuck inside for awhile.

I am really looking forward to pictures and the story behind your new Quebec EOs as well so I hope tou'll keep us posted. If they are another flock that traces back to Preservation Genetique hatchery directly that would be a real find. If you will be selling hatching eggs from the group I would be interested, but maybe not until fall or next spring as I've had to cut myself off from hatching as we have a Europe trip planned in September.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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